June 16, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
The Bridgewater Public Library will feature an exhibit of Quilts by Coastal Quilt Artists in the Flora T. Little Gallery.  The exhibition will be on display during the months of June and July.
Coastal Quilt Artists (CQA) is a group of artists who celebrate art quilting.  They meet regularly to share ideas, techniques, and creative ways to the art of quilting. Using fabric as their medium, the group promotes critical feedback for its members resulting in an excellent support system for each member's original work.  
Current members of Coastal Quilt Artists are: Jane Ashbrook, Hyannis, MA, Lynne Conover, Abington, MA,  Janet Dye, Bridgewater,  Kathleen Keenan, Taunton, MA, Penny Myles, Hingham, M Graciela Piccolo, Plymouth, MA,  Mary Lou Schwinn, Cotuit, MA, Pat Smith, Marshfield, MA,  Bobbie Sullivan, Plymouth, MA,   Diana Svahn, Plymouth, MA, and  Marge Tucker, Norwell, MA
Historical Tidbit: Alden or Vernon St. Graveyard in Titicut
This yard is the oldest in Bridgewater outside of the old graveyard near the Unitarian church. It is in the north corner of Cross and Vernon streets, contains one-half acre, all enclosed with a common balance wall, having an entrance for carriages on Vernon street, and another on Cross street, with a driveway from one to the other, as seen on the plan, which encloses the old part of this burying-ground, which was first buried upon, and now has many unmarked graves, and is much grown over to low bushes and wild grass, and needs the hand of improvement.
The oldest gravestone in this yard is that of Ezekiel, son of Jesse Leach (No. 38), died May 6, 1751, aged 7. The next oldest are Zebedee Leach, 1754, aged 5; William Hooper, 1755, aged 53; and Lois Hooper, 1756, aged 49. Only eight gravestones in the whole yard previous to 1800. In 1850, 155 graves could be distinctly seen and counted.
This ground being part of the old Samuel Alden farm, late Zephaniah Fobes [Zephaniah Fobes Azel or Hazael Alden, son of Josiah, and grandson of said Samuel] farm, was probably given by said Samuel Alden, who was a son of Dea. Joseph Alden, and lived north of Cross street and east of this yard, and died in 1785, aged 80. It was formerly called the Alden graveyard in Titicut.
 From Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater
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Congrats to 8th grade Bridgewater Middle School Students of the onth:
From Derek Swenson, Superintendent of Schools: On Thursday, June 6, 2019, Mr. Powers and I had the privilege of recognizing all of the Students of the Month from the 2018-19 school year with an end of the year breakfast. The monthly honor was earned through their own academic achievements, as well as their positive school citizenship. We are so proud of these BMS students:
October- Alexandra White, Olivia Leighton, Ethan Perry
November - Lauren Talbott, Ryan Morgan, Breandon Woods
December- Ieva Piragis, Lily Davis, Carli, Blundell, Daniel Turner
January- Pat Concannon, Kensley Rock, Andrew Cerullo, Lily Guirleo
February- Molly Donna, Colleen Heaslip, Gwen Hanson, Andrew Heerman
March- Eli Henschen, Cameron Morrison, Margaret Bustard, Benjamin DeFilippo
April- Isabella Magliozzi, Maggie Nixon, Amin Abassi
May- Victoria Sullivan, Kerry Parks, Brianna Reid, Alexa Fabrizio.

These students have brought such great honor and pride to our District. Congratulations kiddos and keep up the great work. We would also like to recognize and commend all of their wonderful parents/guardians for their outstanding efforts in raising such incredible children. Lastly, thank you to the incredible BMS faculty, staff, and administrative team for the planning of this heartfelt program and event. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. Congratulations to everyone on a job very well done.
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Last day of School for Bridgewater / Raynham School year is June 17,
with an early dismissal at 11:20am

If you have a child in the Bridgewater - Raynham School System, please fill out this survey to help them better gauge the ways in which diversity is effecting the student population by June 28 : Link to Survey
If you have any questions, please contact the Williams School
Dress A Girl From Around the World ( DAG)
Imagine a world where every little girl owned at least one dress! You can make that one dress!

DAG Workshops provide everything needed for dress making including sewing machines.

United Methodist Church, 35 School St, BW.
(Downstairs) Wednesday June 19, 3-5 pm.

​​​​​​​ CSCC 2019 Golf Tournament
The Back Nine Club in Lakeville
Friday, June 21 at 8 AM
Deadline to register is Monday, June 17th.

Each year, Central Square Congregational Church hosts an annual golf tournament that includes golfing, various contests and raffles, a silent auction, and a catered luncheon.

The tournament is a fundraiser for the Bridgewater Food Pantry as well as the support costs of community outreach.
CSCC proudly hosts the girl scouts, boy scouts, twelve-step support groups, the BSU Alumni Chamber Choir, the Bridgewater Food Pantry, “The Soupman”, an annual youth mission trip, and mother and child programs and fundraises to pay for facility and staffing costs associated with this.. 

You are invited to support this community fundraiser by signing up to play in the tournament.
To play: $120 per person / $450 per team of 4 (must register together) ($100 per person, 18 and under.) For more information on registration, click here .

Note that we do not receive any financial support from the town, state, or federal governments for the programs we host and support. We rely on the generosity of our community to help us support our neighbors in need. Please feel free to contact our church if you have any questions at 508-697-6016, or office@csccucc.com .

Respectfully submitted by Diane Sheibley and The 2019 Golf Tournament Committee
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The Importance of Water Safety in the Summer
Water Safety: During the summer months, many families will spend a lot of time on the water. We live in an area that is close to a wide variety of water options including rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, and the ocean, not to mention backyard and community pools. Whenever you are boating, kayaking, canoeing or using stand-up paddle boards, always remember to use approved personal floatation devices (PFD). For information on how to choose an appropriate PFD by the U.S. Coast Guard, visit: How to Choose the Right Life Jacket Also be sure to supervise children when they are in or near the water. Drowning does not always look like the splashing and noises that you see in movies and on television. To learn more, check out this article from Slate: Rescuing Drowning Children: How to Know When Someone is in Trouble in the Water

Respectfully submitted: Kimberly Davis, with information from South Shore Hospital's Youth Health Connection
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Mass Iron First Annual Push/Pull Charity Event
Presented by: Charlotte's Lemonade
Benefits for: Cops For Kids with Cancer
The powerlifting meet will be held on June 22 at Mass Iron 50 Whitman st. in Bridgewater with weigh-ins starting at 7 AM. The entry fee per lifter is $65, with an entry deadline on June 15th.

For more information on entering, please contact Wiks at powerwiks11@gmail.com or visit the event's site here.

Charlotte's Lemonade was started by nine year old Charlotte Wilcox. Charlotte's originally designed T-Shirts and lemonade helped to raise over $5K last year for Cops for Kids with Cancer.

Cops for Kids with Cancer is a nonprofit federally recognized organization that gives local families with a child fighting cancer financial compensation for medical treatments and transportation to and from said treatments. For more information please visit copsforkidswithcancer.org.
Singo: “A Rock and Roll Bingo”
Tuesday, June 25th from 12:45–2:15
Cole - Yeaton Senior Center
We replace the numbers with your favorite songs.
Test your musical knowledge and luck!

Have some fun and win some prizes.
Join host Jim the DJ Guy for an interactive bingo game featuring patriotic songs.

Please sign up on or before Friday, 6/21

To sign up call the senior center at 508-697-0929
"Taste a Book" Club Meeting
Tuesday, June 25th at 5 PM at the Bridgewater Library.
We will be having Liz Barbour from the Creative Feast who will be giving a cooking demonstration! This month the selected cookbook is "Barefoot Contessa Foolproof" by Ina Garten. Stop by and borrow a copy. Call the library with the page number of the recipe you would like to reserve. Cook the recipe. Bring your dish to the meeting to share. You must register and bring an item from the cookbook in order to attend.
Registration is required. Register by calling the library at (508) 697-3331.
Wood Palace Kitchen Designs
Nessralla Farm Father's Day MudFest
June 16 8am - 5pm
First Show of the Season
at Music Alley
 Jake Manzi opened for Lux Delux who got us going with their "persuasive danceable hooks, and rock-solid old-fashioned craft."
Lou Lou's BBQ served yummy jalapeño cornbread with their BBQ delectables. A great evening to kick off a great Alley summer!


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